Many times when someone new calls for Bon Jour Matchmaking, they ask what my success rate is.
According to my clients who have reached their goals, the fact that I am very discriminating who I accept to work with; the open-ended contract and the multitude of information on each client explains why so many singles have been successful in addition to the coaching.
BUT, in my opinion, in addition to the above, 50% of a client’s success is up to them. If they decline potential matches, are very narrow in their criteria and preferences as well as do not follow my advice and continue making the same mistakes over and over, that will affect a client’s success.
So, it is a partnership and collaboration that make a client successful in Bon Jour. Really much like many other things in life, it takes both parties.
I had a guy phone me for my service. He left a message and I needed to call him back, but before doing so I decided to do a background check. Regardless of what I find on that I always call people back out of courtesy, even when I know I’m going to decline to work with them.
What I found on the background check, although several years ago, was Rape, Sodomy, public intoxication, DUIs. The first 2 had been dismissed, but that may mean he had a good attorney. Obviously, I was going to decline to work with him.
So we were talking and he has used Kelleher and Associates who he paid $29,000 to, who claimed to have clients in Denver but didn’t. Then he hired Tawkify for $9,000 for 1 year. They also did nothing. So, with each he kept telling me that he could have done a better job. He asked lots of questions about Bon Jour Matchmaking.
Then, when I declined him, he said that he is going to start his own matchmaking service in Denver and then he can write off those fees he paid the above services! WOW, I made the right decision not to work with him for many reasons!
I presume sometime in the next year this new service will present. Be careful, I don’t know whether he will run it or just be an investor as he is with many other businesses. But his background is very sketchy!
As a veteran matchmaker I do not consider matchmaking a numbers game. You will never see me sell a certain number of matches for an unreasonably excessive fee with no profile or photos to assist you in your selection. As your matchmaker I offer clients as many matches as they feel are the best fit with an open-ended contract.
I also disagree with the “It’s Just Lunch” premise in that I specifically advise my clients NOT to meet during a workday at lunch. There are several reasons for this…if you are having a bad day at work, you sometimes can’t turn that off to be charming for the lunch hour. You may be preoccupied with what’s going on back at the office, tracking the time so that you don’t return back to work late and business attire is normally not very flattering for women. I have come to many conclusions about the BEST way to make a match successful after being in this business for 34 years!
During the one-on-one privately conducted interview I gather information in-between the questions as we discuss your desires, preferences and background. There are no computers, no testing, no videos and no socials involved in the process. No client is ever left alone to read a profile and perhaps jump to the wrong conclusions by something they misread. I am there at all times to redirect, correct and clarify the information presented about each client. Although matchmaking and dating service terms are used interchangeably there is a clear distinction between the two. When you phone Bon Jour Matchmaking for information this is merely an exchange of information on both sides to see whether it is a fit. I never meet with a prospect to “size them up” and give them the “hard sell”.
After 34 years this Matchmaker is adept at discerning in an extended phone consultation whether this is the appropriate service structure for a prospect, whether that person will fit in with the rest of the clientele and whether they fit the majority of the criteria that my exclusive clientele expects. Not all prospects who call about the service are a good fit and I have no problem saving a person money who might not be appropriate for the service. Yes, I am an ethical Matchmaker. The bottom line is not money, it is assisting professionals in attaining their romantic goals in the best way for them.
Developed in 1989 I am a matchmaker who not only puts introductions together, but also goes the extra mile to give every match the best chance it has to succeed by straightening out any miscommunications, misinterpretations and other complications that may impede the success of a potential relationship.
All interviews are conducted privately in my home office, not in a public forum such as Starbucks like several other local services. I respect each client’s reasonable expectation of privacy and will never do an interview in a public forum.
This unique structure has had a 70% success rate! Bon Jour Matchmaking Service is the original matchmaker for the Front Range since 1989!